Mammoth Sinkhole Forms in Austin Intersection

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011  |  Updated 7:19 AM CDT
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Mammoth Sinkhole Forms in Austin Intersection

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A 10-foot-deep, 20-foot-wide sinkhole has formed in an intersection in eastern Austin.

Austin Water Utility officials tell the Austin American-Statesman that they expect the 30-foot-long sinkhole at the intersection of Mildred and Willow streets will take up to three weeks to repair.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the 8 a.m. Monday pavement collapse is related to a water leak that caused a similar sinkhole on East Cesar Chavez Street to the north in mid-January.

Austin Water Utility says the water apparently flowed underground to the south and undermined the Mildred-Willow intersection.

No other damage was reported.

Read more from KXAN in Austin here.

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